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  • UIL Holdings' Offer For Philadelphia Gas Works Has Already Cost $20M

    The parent of two of Connecticut's gas companies has run up a $20 million tab since March to tie up a deal to buy Philadelphia Gas Works, the nation's largest municipally owned gas utility. UIL Holdings Corp said Wednesday in regulatory filings that...
  • Janus' Kozlowski seeks stocks immune to market malaise

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Concerned that trends in the economy may not help stock prices much, Janus Capital Group's Dan Kozlowski is looking for companies that can help themselves. As manager of the $4.2 billion Janus Contrarian Fund, Kozlowski has posted...
  • AMC Networks' Revenue Rises on Ad Sales, Acquisition

    AMC Networks said that its revenues rose 37.6% in the second quarter, boosted by a recent acquisition and advertising sales from shows like "Mad Men." The company's operating income fell 47.6% to $118 million, which AMC said was due to the impact of...
  • Groupon shares tumble on 2Q loss, forecast cut

    Groupon shares tumble on 2Q loss, forecast cut
    Shares of Groupon tumbled 18 percent in early trading Wednesday as investors reacted to the company's widened second-quarter loss and reduced full-year earnings forecast.  Groupon's wider loss was due to higher taxes and expenses that overshadowed an...
  • Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd

    Walgreen feared IRS scrutiny if inversion OK'd
    A seeming parade of U.S. companies has been marching across the Atlantic, reincorporating in Europe to take advantage of substantial corporate tax breaks. Despite a growing drumbeat of criticism from activists and politicians, threats from U.S....
  • Murdoch is 'resolute' in dropping Time Warner bid

    Even after 21st Century Fox withdrew its $80-billion bid for Time Warner, Wall Street wondered whether Rupert Murdoch was just playing possum, only to spring back to make another run at his rival. Murdoch, and his chief deputy, on Wednesday tried to...
  • Cerner announces $1.3 billion purchase of Siemens Health Services

    Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. said Tuesday it intends to acquire Siemens Health Services for $1.3 billion in cash. The deal is expected to increase Cerner revenue and employment by more than a third each boosting Cerner's worldwide employment to 20,...
  • Regulators Ready to Take the Field for Dodgers Dispute

    The impasse over rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, which has left 70% of television viewers in the market unable to access broadcasts of the hometown baseball team's games, indicates that there may just be a limit to the stratospheric cost of sports...
  • Jeep, truck sales power Chrysler to second-quarter profit

    Helped by robust sales of Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Ram pickup trucks, Chrysler Group on Wednesday reported a jump in profits for the second quarter. The automaker said it earned $619 million, up 22% from the same period a year earlier. Revenue...
  • Sources: Aetna Mulls Sale Of Coventry Health Care Assets

    Aetna is exploring a sale of some of Coventry Health Care's assets worth as much as $1.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, a year after it acquired Coventry for $5.6 billion. Aetna Inc., the third largest U.S. health insurer, is...
  • Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'

    Walgreen CEO aware of his 'fiduciary responsibility'
    Greg Wasson recently celebrated his 34th year working for Walgreen Co., including the past five as its president and chief executive. When he took the reins in February 2009, the Deerfield-based pharmacy chain had a reputation as conservative, stable...